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bsquirrel
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0 posted 07-22-2003 02:53 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

I sleep easier at night
in the rubble of my city.

Public anger brazen, worn.
The first restitution.

What invasive empire built?
There is no new empire.

It all comes down, brick by brick,
passed from hand to hand.

(as it has always been --
gates dismantled, walls shook down)

(leaders hanged, a public square
to kill an era scarred and shared)

(new flags sewn, removed, destroyed;
new flags sewn, removed, destroyed)

(family lines obliterate
in a record building's blaze)

Small-arms fire from the market
fills my heart with knowledge.

We -- soldiers, civilians alike --
are but artifacts.

Who would caretake one small tide
in the roll call of seas?

And so we shall sleep easier
in the rubble of our cities.
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brian sites
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1 posted 07-22-2003 03:37 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

exactly right on

tired
tired
outrage

nice
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2 posted 07-22-2003 04:22 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Who would caretake one small tide
in the roll call of seas?
yep, wish I'd written that line


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3 posted 07-22-2003 05:00 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

Wonderful writing bsquirrel
wranx
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4 posted 07-23-2003 01:33 AM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

So many do..Too many do

Biting, this one.

Ed
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5 posted 07-23-2003 08:08 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Oh yes indeed... new flags sewn, removed, destroyed, sewn, removed, destroyed... it's almost absurd.

quote:
We -- soldiers, civilians alike --
are but artifacts.


Man-made men?  Memories of what was?  Look, but do not touch?  Thank you for not feeding the civilians, please do not put your fingers through the wire fence?  You know something, Mikey, I think I like you...

Parasite

Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.
~~~Emily Dickinson

Aenimal
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6 posted 07-24-2003 02:48 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

great write, reminded me of this

In the world I see -- you're stalking
elk through the damp canyon forests
around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.  
You will wear leather clothes that last you
the rest of your life.  
You will climb the wrist- thick kudzu vines
that wrap the Sears Tower.  
You will see tiny figures pounding corn
and laying-strips of venison on the empty
car pool lane of  the ruins of a superhighway

Chuck Palahniuk thru Tyler Durden
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7 posted 07-25-2003 09:27 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

ooh.. this one hits me hard.
littlewing
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8 posted 07-26-2003 09:01 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

it is all RIGHT HERE

It all comes down, brick by brick,
passed from hand to hand.

yes it is
xxoo
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I've missed you over in Open

awesome writing...glad Raph pointed me here
bsquirrel
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10 posted 07-31-2003 12:01 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thank you.
Ceinwyn
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11 posted 07-31-2003 01:12 PM       View Profile for Ceinwyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ceinwyn

I'm sooo not worthy...wouldn't it make more of an impact if I could find that lil yellow guy??? *sigh*

If at first you don't succeed destroy all the evidence that you tried.

[This message has been edited by Ceinwyn (07-31-2003 01:12 PM).]

 
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